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Walter Sabatini praises “magnificent” Napoli, Luciano Spalletti

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UDINE, ITALY - MAY 08: Walter Sabatini, director of football at during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and Bologna FC at Dacia Arena on May 08, 2021 in Udine, Italy. Sporting stadiums around Italy remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Former Roma and Salernitana sporting director Walter Sabatini weighed in on Napoli and the superb work they’ve done this season under manager Luciano Spalletti.

The Partenopei sit comfortably atop the Serie A table with a 19-point gap over second placed Lazio and a 23-point lead over defending champions Milan.

“Napoli is a synchronic orchestra, what they do on the pitch is magnificent,” he told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“They put on a show yet still manage to kill-off the opponent. They have such a unique yet spontaneous way of playing. I think they’re capable of making a splash in the European competitions, too.”

“Spalletti? He’s a phenomenon—a stubborn yet sharp guy. He stays as close as he can to the players to ensure they grasp even the small details and it shows on the pitch.”

Lastly, Sabatini commended the work of the club’s sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli and the coup of Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

“The deal (for Kvaratskhelia) was incredible. Giuntoli carried out a supersonic transfer deal, it’s the type of operation that changes the horizons of a club.”

Adding, “It’s a huge coup thanks to a ton of competence, sensitivity, and luck. Football wouldn’t exist without luck.”